More 8-bit music?
February 21, 2005 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Request for music recommendations! I'm looking for more music similar to Beck's Hell Yes EP and bands like Treewave and old school Nintendo music, but not campy "hey, I sampled a video game!" type stuff like Richard D. James's Powerpill Pacman. You know, stuff that's true to the SID chip and isn't kitschy and maybe has some vocals. Whacha got?
posted by mcsweetie to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but The Minibosses are the best in contemporary Nintendo music "covers." Their version of the music from Metroid is supremo.
posted by Captaintripps at 4:11 PM on February 21, 2005


8 Bit Peoples is pretty fun, and you can download all their stuff from their site.

Their Christmas album is particularly fun.
posted by Robot Johnny at 4:15 PM on February 21, 2005


Join micromusic.net and you'll be fed for years and years...
posted by neustile at 4:20 PM on February 21, 2005


Trash80, maybe?
posted by cmonkey at 4:34 PM on February 21, 2005


Minusbaby is also pretty neat.
posted by cmonkey at 4:40 PM on February 21, 2005


Check out the Super Madrigal Brothers.
posted by omnidrew at 4:51 PM on February 21, 2005


Enjoy Mark VII.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:52 PM on February 21, 2005


I haven't heard too much of them, but what I've heard is good. Check out The Advantage.
posted by picea at 4:52 PM on February 21, 2005




If you like the SID, you'll like Tarmvred - Viva 6581, which is a tribute to the Sidstation's MOS6581 chip.
posted by Jairus at 5:27 PM on February 21, 2005


Mark VII is fantastic. Tarmvred I enjoy a lot as well, but it's quite noisy stuff.

I'd also recommend Little Computer People (somewhat Kraftwerky), if you can find it.
posted by neckro23 at 5:38 PM on February 21, 2005


My Robot Friend?
posted by fionab at 5:59 PM on February 21, 2005


386DX.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:37 PM on February 21, 2005


Mixel Pixel. I haven't heard much of them, but they might fit the bill.
posted by paulrockNJ at 7:45 PM on February 21, 2005


Seconding the Minusbaby and 8bitpeoples. You might also enjoy some of the Ninja Tune stuff, though it's not precisely what you're looking for.
posted by box at 8:49 PM on February 21, 2005


DesertPlanet.com is the name of a band that fits this bill.

And there's a Massive SIDplay Party Mix available over at Tigerbeat6 that is good and groovy all the way through.
posted by jtron at 11:56 PM on February 21, 2005


Good recommendations... But let me add RATATAT to the list (mp3/review). They do SID + guitars in a hip-hop style. No vocals, but not strictly synth, and easy on the ears.
posted by hartsell at 8:16 AM on February 22, 2005


YMCK. Aside from the breathy Japanese vocals, I'm pretty sure all their sounds were sampled from the SID. Catchy as hell.
posted by squidlarkin at 8:26 AM on February 22, 2005


Correction: sampled from the Famicom. Your post had me confused.
posted by squidlarkin at 8:28 AM on February 22, 2005


I keep on mentioning them, but I gotta do it again.

Polysics.
Polysics.
Polysics.
posted by Katemonkey at 12:33 PM on February 22, 2005 [1 favorite]


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